Monday, August 29, 2011

Clawdeen Ears! Quick MH costumes!

After getting pretty lucky at the thriftstore with some Clawdeen looking clothing pieces I got to work on adding the Faux fur to the blazer and making some wolflike ears.

Adding the fur was a piece of cake. I just laid some pieces over the neckline and cuffs, eyeballed it and cut. I hemmed the fur edges to the cuffs, but I really don't have the patience for hand sewing - well that's my excuse but really I just got lazy. By the time I got to the neckline I just sewed it on. Really you can't tell it's not hemmed unless your looking for it. I did only sew it down on one side so if it flips up which it can, it would look cheezy. haha. Hopefully it wont, not that it really matters cuz it's a quick trow together. ^_~

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After I got the blazer done, I started working on the ears. I used airdry, light weight magic mold, and I couldn't get it to work. My ears looked different every time. I started thinking it wasn't the best clay to use, but then I just suck at sculpting so it wouldn't of made a difference... probably. I still wouldn't be able get the ears to look the same. I almost gave up, but then I decided to use a base. I cut up a cereal box, two good size circles, folded them in half, and then again for that ear curve. I covered it with the clay and let it dry, and finally I had something that looked like ears. Except they looked more like cat ears... but I figure they would work. They clay cracked a bit as it dried, particularly down the center of the ear. Easy fix though, I just added more Faux fur to the ears. Then hot glued them to a headband and taaaadaaa! Clawdeen ears! Well not quite, I had to go on a search for the hoop earings, thankfully a friend had some buried in her jewelry box. yay!

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Rawr! It's clawdeen!

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Clawdeen ears!


Stay tunned~!

Thanks for reading,

-Catz

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thrifty Clawdeen~

So it's been a while since I've written anything Monster High, I've been a bit.. ok wayyy distracted with Asian Ball jointed dolls which I actually got into shortly after my obsession with Monster High. Monster High was my intro to BJD's!
Although my obsession has switched over a bit, I still have alot of love for MH. Recently started buying the newer dolls as they are finally in stock at most stores I've been to.

I've been thinking of going to Afest while in Tx since I'll be here that weekend, and started pondering a simple costume to put together. After finding a Dead tiered Ghoulia, I thought to put together a Monster High inspired outfit. I hit the thrift stores and was quick to find some clothing pieces that I think work purfectly for Clawdeen!

I found these purrrfect animal print hot pants! and went from there!

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I didn't have to hit too many thrift stores to find everything, just two!
I found a really cute tank top with a sparkly trim and a small black blazer to go with it.
I brought some faux fur with me from home since I'd been making some faux fur wigs for dolls. So I thought to add some to the blazer round the cuffs, and neckline!

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Hopefully I have enough. We'll see~

I also found this shirt that is sooo clawdeen! Don't you think?

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I all ready had the high wasted shorts, I think with a pair of fishnets it'll look very MHish.

I even got myself a wig! I made sure to get one that I can wear on an every day basis.
Since it was a bit pricy, and I like to wear wigs just cuz!

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I still need some boots and her wolf ears!
I think I have a pair of boots I can customize somewhere in storage here at my parents, and I picked up some air dry magic model clay to mold some quick ears!
Hopefully I can find some cheap hoop earrings, they were all out at the nearest walmart, I'll have to go hunting for some at another location.

On another note~ I found this shirt I thought was cute for Draculaura!
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Stay tuned! for more on my Freaky Thrifty quick trow together costumes!